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pompeii and herculaneum
Pompeii in the news:

In November 1997, there were major concerns about the state of Pompeii: In February 2000 came the announcement that there was going to be a new dig to try to determine how the victims of Vesuvius died (cf. below April 2001): The big news in May 2000 was the discovery of an ancient "five star hotel" in Pompeii:
In June 2000 a new book on Pompeii caught media attention in different ways: November 2000 brought news of restored frescoes from Pompeii: In December 2000, the media made much of the discovery of a 'gift to a slave girl' found at Pompeii: In April, 2001 the big news was that recent excavations in Herculaneum demonstrated that the victims of Vesuvius died as a result of inhaling superheated gas, which challenges the long-standing view that they died from suffocation (although I'm not quite sure of the difference): May 2001 brought a brief item on elections in Pompeii: In July 2001, Pompeii again is in peril from the mafia: If you'd like to learn more about the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum, please visit the Atrium's "This Day in Ancient History" feature on Vesuvius.

caveat lector
Please be aware that news links are perhaps the most ephemeral of all links on the web; the above have been selected primarily because they seem to be in long enduring forms (and there's some duplication).

If you happen to come across another news article online which I haven't included, feel free to drop me a line. I can't guarantee that I'll use it, but I'll certainly check it out!
Copyright © 2001 David Meadows
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